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The 1986 German Grand Prix, otherwise known as the XLVIII AvD-Großer Preis von Deutschland, was the tenth round of the 1986 FIA Formula One World Championship, staged at the Hockenheimring in West Germany on the 27 July 1986.[1] The race, which was heralded by a series of announcements regarding the 1987 campaign, would see Nelson Piquet claim victory for Williams-Honda.[1]

The big news ahead of the race was the announcement by 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg that he would be retiring at the end of the season, the Finn having become disillusion with the recent run of huge, life threatening accidents.[1] Lotus, meanwhile, would reveal that they would be taking Honda engines for 1987, becoming the de facto factory team for the Japanese manufacturer as they hired Satoru Nakajima to partner Ayrton Senna.[1]

Qualifying would see Rosberg sweep to pole ahead of teammate Alain Prost, the two McLaren-TAG Porsches having received upgraded turbochargers ahead of the race.[1] Best of the rest would be Senna ahead of Gerhard Berger, while Championship leader Nigel Mansell would start from sixth behind Piquet.[1]

Senna would blitz the start of the race to claim the lead, with Berger following the Lotus past the two McLaren-TAG Porsches to grab second.[1] Indeed, it was a miserable start for Prost as he also slipped behind Piquet, while Stefan Johansson was pitched into a spin by Philippe Alliot, taking Teo Fabi out as he went.[1]

Rosberg proved to be the man to watch during the early laps, with the Finn battling his way back into the lead of the race, with Piquet eventually following him through.[1] Berger, meanwhile, would have to pit early with an engine issue, while Piquet duly claimed the lead from Rosberg when the Brit's tyres began to fade.[1]

Indeed, Mansell would continue to struggle with handling issues, and duly slipped down to sixth before the pit window opened.[1] He and Piquet duly opted to switch to a two stop strategy, with the Brazilian duly overtaking the two McLarens twice as he pushed for victory.[1]

With a lap to go it was Piquet leading from Rosberg, Prost, Senna and Mansell, although that would be drastically revised when both McLarens coasted to a stop in the stadium section.[1] Indeed, as Piquet charged across the finish line to claim victory, Senna and Mansell would flash past the stricken pair and duly cruised home to complete the podium.[1] René Arnoux would also pass the stranded duo, being the last man on the lead lap, leaving Rosberg and Prost in fifth and sixth.[1]

The results meant that Mansell extended his lead in the Championship, opening his advantage out to seven points over Prost. Williams-Honda would likewise extend their lead in the Constructors Championship, ending the weekend 26 clear of McLaren-TAG Porsche.

BackgroundEdit

Victory on home soil had propelled Nigel Mansell to the top of the Championship fight at Brands Hatch, with the Brit having established a four point lead. Alain Prost, former leader, had slipped to second, having ended the British weekend on 43, while the third man in the truel, Ayrton Senna, had slipped eleven points behind after failing to score again. Indeed, the Brazilian's miserable recent form had allowed Nelson Piquet to draw him in, although the #6 Williams pilot was still seven off the back of his compatriot.

In the Constructors Championship it had been a very productive day for Williams-Honda on home soil, with the Anglo-Japanese squad ending the afternoon on 76 points. They hence moved sixteen clear of closest challengers McLaren-TAG Porsche, before a huge 24 point gap back to Lotus-Renault in third. Indeed, with seven races to go it seemed as if Lotus were out of the fight, and were instead being caught, albeit slowly, by Ligier-Renault in fourth.

Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1986 German Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2C TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Marlboro McLaren International McLaren MP4/2C TAG Porsche TTE PO1 1.5 V6t G
3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 015 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t G
4 France Philippe Alliot United Kingdom Data General Team Tyrrell Tyrrell 015 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t G
5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 V6t G
6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Canon Williams Honda Team Williams FW11 Honda RA166E 1.5 V6t G
7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13/1 1.5 L4t P
8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Motor Racing Developments Ltd. Brabham BT55 BMW M12/13/1 1.5 L4t P
11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus 98T Renault EF15B 1.5 V6t G
12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom John Player Special Team Lotus Lotus 98T Renault EF15B 1.5 V6t G
14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 861 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
15 Australia Alan Jones United States Team Haas (USA) Ltd. Lola THL2 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t G
16 France Patrick Tambay United States Team Haas (USA) Ltd. Lola THL2 Ford Cosworth GBA 1.5 V6t G
17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows A8 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Barclay Arrows BMW Arrows A9 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t G
19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton Formula Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton Formula Benetton B186 BMW M12/13 1.5 L4t P
21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1G Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t P
22 Canada Allen Berg Italy Osella Squadra Corse Osella FA1F Alfa Romeo 890T 1.5 V8t P
23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M185B Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t P
24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi F1 Team Minardi M185B Motori Moderni 615-90 1.5 V6t P
25 France René Arnoux France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t P
26 France Philippe Alliot France Equipe Ligier Ligier JS27 Renault EF15 1.5 V6t P
27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/86 Ferrari 032 1.5 V6t G
28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC Ferrari F1/86 Ferrari 032 1.5 V6t G
29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany West Zakspeed Racing Zakspeed 861 Zakspeed 1500/4 1.5 L4t G
Source:[2]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Friday QualifyingEdit

Saturday QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1986 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
Q1 Q2
1 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:42.478 1:42.013
2 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 1:43.373 1:42.166 +0.153s
3 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:45.212 1:42.329 +0.316s
4 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 1:44.493 1:42.541 +0.528s
5 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:43.852 1:42.545 +0.532s
6 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 1:42.696 1:43.086 +0.683s
7 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:46.094 1:43.348 +1.335s
8 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 1:43.991 1:43.693 +1.680s
9 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 12:12.563 1:44.001 +1.998s
10 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 1:46.319 1:44.308 +2.295s
11 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 1:46.847 1:44.346 +2.333s
12 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 1:47.845 1:44.768 +2.755s
13 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:47.221 1:44.979 +2.966s
14 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Renault 1:45.047 1:45.905 +3.034s
15 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:49.406 1:45.432 +3.419s
16 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 1:47.167 1:45.887 +3.874s
17 17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:49.439 1:46.355 +4.342s
18 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 1:47.371 1:48.397 +5.358s
19 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 1:51.918 1:47.517 +5.505s
20 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 1:48.206 53:52.766 +6.193s
21 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 1:49.240 2:03.702 +7.227s
22 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:50.224 1:49.369 +7.356s
23 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 1:50.900 1:50.066 +8.053s
24 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 1:52.461 1:50.918 +8.905s
25 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:56.468 +14.455s
26 22 Canada Allen Berg Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 1:56.959 +14.946s
Source:[3][4][5]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car to set their best time in that session.
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 ______________ 1
2 Keke Rosberg
Alain Prost ______________
Row 2 ______________ 3
4 Ayrton Senna
Gerhard Berger ______________
Row 3 ______________ 5
6 Nelson Piquet
Nigel Mansell ______________
Row 4 ______________ 7
8 Riccardo Patrese
René Arnoux ______________
Row 5 ______________ 9
10 Teo Fabi
Michele Alboreto ______________
Row 6 ______________ 11
12 Stefan Johansson
Johnny Dumfries ______________
Row 7 ______________ 13
14 Patrick Tambay
Philippe Alliot ______________
Row 8 ______________ 15
16 Martin Brundle
Jonathan Palmer ______________
Row 9 ______________ 17
18 Christian Danner
Philippe Streiff ______________
Row 10 ______________ 19
20 Alan Jones
Derek Warwick ______________
Row 11 ______________ 21
22 Thierry Boutsen
Alessandro Nannini ______________
Row 12 ______________ 23
24 Andrea de Cesaris
Huub Rothengatter ______________
Row 13 ______________ 25
26 Piercarlo Ghinzani
Allen Berg ______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1986 German Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet United Kingdom Williams-Honda 44 1:22:08.263 5 9
2 12 Brazil Ayrton Senna United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 44 +15.437s 3 6
3 5 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell United Kingdom Williams-Honda 44 +44.580s 6 4
4 25 France René Arnoux France Ligier-Renault 44 +1:15.176 8 3
5* 2 Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 43 Out of fuel 1 2
6* 1 France Alain Prost United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 43 Out of fuel 2 1
7 8 United Kingdom Derek Warwick United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 43 +1 Lap 20
8 16 France Patrick Tambay United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 43 +1 Lap 13
9 15 Australia Alan Jones United States Lola-Ford Cosworth 42 +2 Laps 19
10 20 Austria Gerhard Berger United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 42 +2 Laps 4
11* 28 Sweden Stefan Johansson Italy Ferrari 41 Wing 11
12 22 Canada Allen Berg Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 40 +4 Laps 26
Ret 17 West Germany Christian Danner United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 38 Turbo 17
Ret 29 Netherlands Huub Rothengatter West Germany Zakspeed 38 Gearbox 24
Ret 14 United Kingdom Jonathan Palmer West Germany Zakspeed 37 Engine 16
Ret 3 United Kingdom Martin Brundle United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 34 Electrical 15
Ret 7 Italy Riccardo Patrese United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 22 Turbo 7
Ret 23 Italy Andrea de Cesaris Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 20 Gearbox 23
Ret 24 Italy Alessandro Nannini Italy Minardi-Motori Moderni 19 Overheating 22
Ret 11 United Kingdom Johnny Dumfries United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 17 Water radiator 12
Ret 18 Belgium Thierry Boutsen United Kingdom Arrows-BMW 13 Turbo 21
Ret 26 France Philippe Alliot France Ligier-Renault 11 Engine 14
Ret 21 Italy Piercarlo Ghinzani Italy Osella-Alfa Romeo 10 Clutch 25
Ret 4 France Philippe Streiff United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 7 Engine 18
Ret 27 Italy Michele Alboreto Italy Ferrari 6 Transmission 10
Ret 19 Italy Teo Fabi United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 0 Collision 9
Source:[6]
  • T Indicates a driver used their test/spare car.
  • * Rosberg, Prost and Johansson were still classified despite retiring as they had completed 90% of the race distance.[6]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Nigel Mansell extended his lead in the Championship as a result of the German Grand Prix, the Brit moving seven clear of second placed Alain Prost. Ayrton Senna, meanwhile, had managed to close the gap back to the duo, ending the weekend just two behind Prost, while Nelson Piquet had also dragged himself back into contention. Indeed the double World Champion was now just thirteen off the lead with six races to go, with dropped scores likely to play a part in the Championship.

Likewise, it had been another strong day for Williams-Honda, for the Anglo-Japanese squad had moved opened out their lead to 26 points. McLaren-TAG Porsche were therefore still in the hunt for the title, although their first major error of the season in miscalculating their fuel use in Germany may have proved a fatal one for their ambitions. Lotus-Renault, meanwhile, had lost further ground in third, but had inched slightly closer to the second placed Anglo-German alliance.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell 51
2 France Alain Prost 44
3 Brazil Ayrton Senna 42
4 Brazil Nelson Piquet 38
5 Finland Keke Rosberg 19
6 France Jacques Laffite 14
7 France René Arnoux 14
8 Sweden Stefan Johansson 7
9 Austria Gerhard Berger 6
10 Italy Michele Alboreto 6
11 United Kingdom Martin Brundle 4
12 Italy Teo Fabi 2
13 Italy Riccardo Patrese 2
14 France Philippe Streiff 1
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Williams-Honda 89
2 United Kingdom McLaren-TAG Porsche 63
3 United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 42
4 France Ligier-Renault 28
5 Italy Ferrari 13
6 United Kingdom Benetton-BMW 8
7 United Kingdom Tyrrell-Renault 5
8 United Kingdom Brabham-BMW 2

Only point scoring drivers and constructors are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 'German GP, 1986', grandprix.com, (Inside F1 Inc., 2015), http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr430.html, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  2. 'Germany 1986: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1986/allemagne/engages.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  3. 'Grosser Preis Von Deutschland - QUALIFYING 1', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1986/races/507/germany/qualifying-1.html, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  4. 'Grosser Preis Von Deutschland - QUALIFYING 2', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Ltd., 2019), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/1986/races/507/germany/qualifying-2.html, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  5. 'Germany 1986: Qualifications', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1986/allemagne/qualification.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  6. 6.0 6.1 'Germany 1986: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1986/allemagne/classement.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 '1986 German GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2015), http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1986&gp=German%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 '10. Germany 1986', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/1986/allemagne.aspx, (Accessed 29/03/2019)
V T E 1986 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Tyrrell • Williams • Brabham • Lotus • Zakspeed • Lola • Arrows • Benetton • Osella • Minardi • Ligier • Ferrari • AGS
Engines Alfa Romeo • BMW • Ferrari • Ford • Hart • Honda • Motori Moderni • Renault • TAG • Zakspeed
Drivers Prost • 2 Rosberg • 3 Brundle • 4 Streiff • 5 Mansell • 6 Piquet • 7 Patrese • 8 De Angelis • 8 Warwick • 11 Dumfries • 12 Senna • 14 Palmer • 29 Rothengatter • 15 Jones • 16 Tambay • 16 Cheever • 17 Surer • 17 Danner • 18 Boutsen • 19 Fabi • 20 Berger • 21 Ghinzani • 22 Danner • 22 Berg • 22 Caffi • 23 De Cesaris • 24 Nannini • 25 Arnoux • 26 Laffite • 26 Alliot • 27 Alboreto • 28 Johansson • 31 Capelli
Other Drivers Barilla
Cars Williams FW11 • McLaren MP4/2C • Lotus 98T • Ferrari F1/86 • Ligier JS27 • Benetton B186 • Tyrrell 014 • Tyrrell 015 • Lola THL1 • Lola THL2 • Brabham BT55 • Arrows A8 • Arrows A9 • Zakspeed 861 • Minardi M185B • Minardi M186 • Osella FA1G • Osella FA1F • Osella FA1H • AGS JH21C
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See also 1985 Formula One Season • 1987 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Germany German Grand Prix
Circuits Nürburgring (1951–1954, 1956–1958, 1960–1969, 1970–1976, 1985, 2007–2013*), AVUS (1959), Hockenheimring (1970, 1977–1984, 1986–2006, 2007–2014*, 2016, 2018–2019)
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